Galaxy Wants to Bring Dry Glass Plate Photography to the Masses


The Galaxy company has been responsible for doing a load of really cool things: sheet film, direct positive sheets for 120 format, and today they’re launching a new Kickstarter for large format cameras. Ever hear of Wet Plates–as in Wet Plate Collodion or the stuff that so many photographers have used for forever? Well Galaxy has wondered why no one ever made Dry Plates, so they decided to do it themselves.

To use them, you’ll need to use dry plate holders before you put them behind the lens.

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Great Selections From Our Black and White Photography Contest

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The band Chvrches live at The Junction in Cambridge, England.

La Noir Image is teaming up with PhotoCrowd to give away two subscriptions to the magazine when it finally becomes a reality.

Check out the contest here. Details are below. These obviously aren’t the results as we’re not done yet

There’s less than a week to go in our Black and White Photography contest on, where you can win subscriptions to La Noir Image. We’ve picked out a selection of the stunning photos that have been entered so far – don’t miss your chance to join in this extra special celebration of black and white photography from around the world. If the magazine doesn’t get funded, then the website will go behind a paywall and the winners will receive according prizes.

And please be sure to support our Kickstarter and the new content we’ve been doing!. Also follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Now for iOS and Android!

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Please Read: Why Do We Need $35,000 For La Noir Image?

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If you’re a reader of the Phoblographer, you know that we need money for our Kickstarter. It’s come to my attention a number of times that $35,000 sounds pretty high for what a digital magazine needs to actually operate. For some folks, this sounds ridiculous for a digital magazine; but for others it actually sounds too low. In all honesty, it is too low; and we need more than $35,000 to really get this going.

I’m going to explain what the money is going towards for La Noir Image.

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Daniel Zvereff: On Black and White Documentary Photography


This is a syndicated blog post from La Noir Image. It’s a preview of the type of content you’ll be able to get if we receive our Kickstarter funding.

All images by Daniel Zvereff. Used with permission.



Be sure to support our Kickstarter! We’re in the middle and could really use more funding! If you like stories like this, you’ll be able to get all this and more with La Noir Image the magazine

You’re a photographer that often shoots in color; and very vivid colors! So what creative choices typically make you shoot in black and white instead?

I’m not quite sure if there is a straightforward decision in my mind when working on a project that steers me towards color or black and white. I think its more of a feeling, something I can’t quite explain.

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16 Days Left: $10 From Everyone Will Help Our Kickstarter Goal

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Hey everyone,

We’ve got 16 days left in our Kickstarter and we could really use everyone’s help!

To recap: La Noir Image is turning into an iOS and Android e-magazine that wants you to curl up with it and inspire you to get out there and shoot everyday. The current prototype is a PDF, but the final version will be a fully working app with lots of interactivity.

The money is going to go towards funding the site for the first year. Additionally, it will help us with the creation of lots of new types of content like tutorials, longer interviews, photo essays, musings, etc. You can see more of this on La Noir Image’s website. I promise you that it’s going to be much better than everything else out there that is comparable in the photo world. Considering I’ve taken the Phoblographer this far, it just adds to the validity.

Why La Noir Image? It’s the easiest spelling for so many people out there to remember and spell with ease; take it from a guy who created a website called The Phoblographer.

Donations start at $10/yearly subscription; which we could use a lot of. But we also need a lot more donations in general or else we and all who donated will lose out.

Please help; as we’ve got 16 days left.



The Basics of Editing a Black and White Photo in Adobe Lightroom

Chris Gampat La Noir Image Color Black and white photo final edit (1 of 1)ISO 4001-1250 sec at f - 4.0

This is a syndicated blog post from La Noir Image. If you like content like this, please considering backing our Kickstarter. It’s as little as $10/year, but if you give a bit more you can get cool rewards and more.

Back in the film days, fixing a photo usually was as simple as involving burning and dodging specific areas. For the most part, that’s still what many photographers do. But it can get more involved with digital photography. Converting an image to black and white brings it back to its simple nature and gives the photographer the ability to really fine tune an image to look just the way that they want it to.

And trust me, it’s much easier than you’d think.

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